Heartwood: The art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit
by Rowan Reid, Forest Scientist and the owner of the Bambra Agroforestry Farm. Publisher: Melbourn Books
“Encouraging landholders to plant and manage trees for conservation and profit”
AVAILABLE for $50 per copy from Tamar NRM.
This beautiful hard cover book has 15 chapters focusing on different high-quality timber species that Rowan grows on his own farm. These include the local Australian Blackwood and Mountain Ash, low rainfall native timber species like Red Ironbark and Spotted Gum, sub-tropical natives such as Sydney Blue Gum, Silky Oak, River Sheoak and Australian Red Cedar, and exotics including Coast Redwood, English Oak and Poplar.
Rowan uses these species to explore the fundamentals of tree growing and timber production and includes references to more than 100 timber species that Australian farmers could grow. Rowan highlights how, in almost every case, trees grown for timber can also provide soil conservation, biodiversity, agricultural and aesthetic values.
In October, Tamar NRM sponsored Rowan to come back to present on his 30 years as a tree grower.
AND . . . . We have a limited number of copies of his new book signed by Rowan Reid.
Also available from Petrarch’s Bookshop in Launceston.
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